Mental Health and Recovery Blog

Mental Health & Recovery Blog

March 18, 2021
Content warning: Suicide We live in a society that encourages people to ask for help but stigmatizes mental illness. A society that encourages self-care in the form of yoga and meditation and going...
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September 21, 2020
Author's Note: This post has been updated as of September 2020 to reflect personal experiences regarding the effectiveness of electroconvulsive therapy (ECT). This information does not change the...
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September 7, 2020
Content warning: Suicide + suicidal ideation Every year, I write a post for World Suicide Prevention Day (WSPD). The post is typically centered around To Write Love on Her Arms’ WSPD campaign theme –...
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March 30, 2020
We hear it every time we’re on a plane: In case of an emergency, put on your own oxygen mask first before assisting others. But in a real emergency, what would you actually do? I can’t speak for...
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January 3, 2020
Tuesday night: 2 hours, 38 minutes Wednesday night: 3 hours, 36 minutes Thursday night: 1 hour, 39 minutes That’s how much sleep I got between December 16th and December 19th. And yet every day, I...
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December 28, 2019
I was 14-years-old when things started to feel different, but I had no idea what was going on. All I knew was that I was sad all the time. I struggled to get out of bed. I didn’t want to go to school...
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December 19, 2019
“You’re being crazy and jealous. Loosen up.” “If you just did what I told you, I wouldn’t be mad.” “You shouldn’t hang out with those friends. They’re a bad influence.” You’re not being a good enough...
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May 24, 2019
“I’m the happiest I’ve ever been, yet something still isn’t right. And I can’t figure out what it is.” Those are the words I said to my coworkers and manager before I left for a one-month leave of...
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April 12, 2019
“Recovery is terrifying when you don’t know who you are without your sadness.” My bipolar 2 disorder, anxiety and eating disorder control my life most days. They lie to me, make decisions for me and...
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